On love in the time of Covid. With Stephen Jenkinson.
Twice a day the road where I live resembles the opening sequence of 101 Dalmations, in which the canine narrator Pongo scans the local dogs taking their human pets for a walk – a pert, snub-nosed old lady with her pert, sub-nosed pug; a languid, artistic woman with an equally louche Afghan hound; a primped […]
Let’s get this straight: I hated physics at school. Mainly, I hated my physics teacher, a moustachioed praying mantis of a man called Doctor Thorn. His withering contempt for all teenage girls (it was an all-girls school) was scathing and palpable, a feeling that his students warmly reciprocated. I always felt he held me in […]
Bread and books: May there be an abundance of both in this year
To read the work of Jacques Cousteau today is to be dumbstruck at the terrible extent of damage inflicted on marine life
The Extinction Rebellion uprising parallels Richard Powers’s Pulitzer-winning book ‘The Overstory’ in its fierce devotion to fighting climate change
Never get used to this – this earth, this world, these creatures, these plants, these clouds, that rain, those birds, this life.
Why David Abram’s study on the nature of consciousness has critical resonance for a warming planet and business-as-usual attitudes
Anne Lister was many things — diarist, explorer, architect, mountaineer, lesbian. Conventional was never among them.
Treat rainfall like music; hear it attentively, with pleasure.